Make Multilingual Fantasy Otome Visual Novel,
Make Multilingual Fantasy Otome Visual Novel, "How to Sing to Open Your Heart" a Reality!

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Make Multilingual Fantasy Otome Visual Novel, "How to Sing to Open Your Heart" a Reality!

*This is the rough outline of the upcoming crowdfunding campaign. Details are yet to be finalized and are subject to change.
*Voice is only in Japanese, while text will be multilingual (Japanese, English, Germany, and more to add later).

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"How to Sing to Open Your Heart (Japanese Title: Kokoro wo Hiraku Utaikata/ KOKOUTA) " is a cute romance visual novel that will be fully voiced in Japanese, with Japanese, English and German text like its predecessors, "How to Fool a Liar King (HTFALK) and “How to Take Off Your Mask (HTTOYM)."  This will be the 3rd installment of the Story of Eroolia series. 

The game also follows the events after the series' 2nd game, How to Fool a Liar King (HTFALK). Myana, the heroine, is the princess as well as ruler of Laarz, the country of cat people (luccretias), who was introduced in the previous game.

Each game in the series features a different heroine with a problem unique to them and one love interest that is destined for them. A series that explores a fantasy world where humans and luccretias, the cat people, coexist.

There will be a brief explanation but players are recommended to play HTFALK to better understand the story of KOKOUTA. It will be available across multiple platforms such as Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. PC releases can also be found on Steam as well as itch.io.

You can check these sites for the previous games:
https://store.steampowered.com/app/365350/How_to_Take_Off_Your_Mask/

https://store.steampowered.com/app/635790/How_to_Fool_a_Liar_King/

The Kickstarter campaign is scheduled to start on June 1, 2018, with 550.000JPY (around 5000 USD) as the stretch goal).

Story of Eroolia Portal Site: http://eroolia.roseverte.net
*The German version may be released after the English/Japanese version has been released. 

An alliance pact is now made between Laarz, the country of Luccretias and Eroolia, a human kingdom. With Eroolia promising Laarz that they will seek a cure for the "Inadaptability Disease" that luccretias suffer from, KOKOUTA's heroine, Princess Myana travels to the human country to see how humans are treating her people on top of how the pact has progressed. What was originally meant to be a short trip, Myana is caught in the crossfire between the luccretias and humans. Ever since meeting Ludovic, chief of the Imperial Guards, she is reconsidering her decision to work with humans.

"Both humans and luccretias are hurting because they're trying to fraternize with each other."
"Yet we're able to grow, widen our knowledge and find something we haven't known before just by helping each other."
"Do you really think this is worth it despite all the hurt it's causing?"

Setting

Eroolia and Laarz are the two countries located within the island of Eroolia, which is known as the isolated island to the outside world. The two countries have terrible relations, as Eroolia, which is mostly occupied by humans, can't get along with Laarz, which is known as the country of the luccretias, the cat people. At the ending of the previous game “How to Fool a Liar King”, Laarz has finally agreed to an alliance with Eroolia although there are still many problems to iron out between the two countries.


Other VA List:

  • Regina : Megurika Kawanishi
  • Juli : Kon
  • Leona : Ryo Yuasa
  • Mars : Taichi Tanukida
  • Black Cat : Zakuroishi
  • Lilia/ Lio : Eruru Takeda
  • Simon : Zex Flaga
  • Ronan : Mato Sarashina
  • Gao : Naoto Takeda
  • Grandma : Hisano Numahata

*Some new characters are still under development and will be revealed later when the campaign started.

  • 1 theme vocal song with short and long version, also available in FLAC (lossless, 24 bit)
  • Original OP Movie.
  • Fully voiced in Japanese.
  • 11 or more original CGs.
  • Original backgrounds.
  • Small animations within certain scenes.
  • 2 major routes.
  • Regina and Lilia, 2 former heroines, will appear in this game as well.

Chu-3 : Plan/Scenario/Director/Art Editor/Voice Editor/Jap-Eng Translator/Movie/UI/Costume Designer/Programmer
Bakufu Narayama : Character Design/Japanese text editor
Angela : English text editor 
Marcel Weyers : German Translator
Ferry Susanto : Background Artist 
no.real : Theme Song Composer 

Kokouta only Digital Reward:

  • 10 USD (Steam Key/Early Bird-50 only)
  • 13 USD (Steam Key)
  • 15 USD (Steam Key+1 theme song dlc)
  • 20 USD (Steam Key+1 theme song dlc +Kokouta wallpaper/icon pack)
  • 40 USD (Steam Key+1 theme song dlc +Kokouta wallpaper/icon pack +40 pages Kokouta development documentary book)

Game Bundle (HTTOYM, HTFALK, KOKOUTA) Digital Reward:

  • 35 USD (Steam Key of the three games)
  • 45 USD (Steam Key of the three games+their DLCs)
  • 55 USD (Steam Key of the three games+their DLCs+their wallpaper/icon pack)
  • 95 USD (Steam Key of the three games+their DLCs+their wallpaper/icon pack+ 40 pages Kokouta development documentary book+40 pages of the previous Eroolia games Development Documentary book)
  • 125 USD (Steam Key of the three games+their DLCs+their wallpaper/icon pack+ 40 pages Kokouta development documentary book+40 pages of the previous Eroolia games Development Documentary book+patron credit)
  • 170 USD (Steam Key of the three games+their DLCs+their wallpaper/icon packs+ 40 pages Kokouta development documentary book+40 pages of the previous Eroolia games Development Documentary book+patron credit + name/design the board in town background with roseVeRte (must suit the world setting) – limited to 1 person)

Kokouta Digital + Physical Rewards:

  • 72 USD (Steam Key+1 theme song dlc +Kokouta wallpaper/icon pack +40 pages Kokouta development documentary book+3 keychain (Myana&Ludovic)+ 1 Totebag(You can choose the character, among 10 choices)+1 sticker chibi set A5 +2pin badges Myana&Ludovic)
  • 82 USD (Steam Key+1 theme song dlc +Kokouta wallpaper/icon pack +40 pages Kokouta development documentary book+3 keychain (Myana&Ludovic)+ 1 Totebag(You can choose the character, among 10 choices)+20cm Myana plushie+1 sticker chibi set A5 +2pin badges Myana&Ludovic)
  • 107 USD ( Steam Key+1 theme song dlc +Kokouta wallpaper/icon pack +40 pages Kokouta development documentary book+3 keychain (Myana&Ludovic)+ 1 Totebag(You can choose the character, among 10 choices)+20cm Myana cushion doll+20cm Ludovic cushion doll+1 sticker chibi set A5 +2pin badges Myana&Ludovic)

Game Bundle (HTTOYM, HTFALK, KOKOUTA) Digital +Physical Reward:

  • 165 USD (Steam Key of the three games+their DLCs+their wallpaper/icon pack+ 40 pages Kokouta development documentary book+40 pages of the previous Eroolia games Development Documentary book +patron credit+ 10 characters key chain set)
  • 210 USD (Steam Key of the three games+their DLCs+their wallpaper/icon pack+ 40 pages Kokouta development documentary book+40 pages of the previous Eroolia games Development Documentary book +patron credit+ 10 characters key chain set+1 Totebag+20cm Myana cushion doll+20cm Ludovic cushion doll)

Add-Ons Digital

  • Kokouta theme song only DLC (MP3 320kBPS)/ FLAC (16bit and 24 bit), with Karaoke and short version 2 USD
  • Kokouta Wallpaper/Icon pack (HD PC Wallpaper/ Mobile Wallpaper/ Twitter Banner and Icon Set) 5 USD
  • HTTOYM/HTFALK/KOKOUTA DLC (HTTOYM Theme song/ HTFALK Theme song/HTFALK Insert song/KOKOUTA Theme song) 10 USD (Only HTFALK and KOKOUTA songs has full version and lossless version)
  • HTTOYM/HTFALK/KOKOUTA Wallpaper/Icon pack (HD PC Wallpaper/ Mobile Wallpaper/ Twitter Banner and Icon Set) 10 USD
  • KOKOUTA Development Documentary Book 40 pages 20 USD
  • HTTOYM&HTFALK Development Documentary Book 40 pages 20 USD

Add-Ons Physical

  • Keychain 5 USD each. Buy 8, get 2 free (10 keychain=40USD). 10 chibi designs in total.

  • Totebag 15 USD with chibi character face you can choose among 10 characters.
  • 20cm(7.9") height plushie 15 USD (Myana(Princess) or Ludovic)


Sample is using Leea, character from the first game (HTTOYM).

  • 20cm(7.9") height cushion doll 18 USD (Other than Myana(Princess) and Ludovic, you can choose any characters from the game)(additional 0.5kg shipping fee will be essential per doll, because of the size.)
  • 40cm(15.7") height cushion doll 35 USD (additional 3kgs shipping fee will be essential per doll, because of the size.)
  • Sticker Sheet, with all chibi characters (similar like keychain design), A5 size, 5 USD (Buy 2 get 1 free)
  • Pin Badges/ Buttons, 2 USD each, buy 4 buttons and get 1 for free (5 buttons=8 USD).
  • A3 Poster 15 USD

You can check the shipping fee here: https://www.expedito.co.id/

The price is in IDR (Indonesian Rupiah), please use google or xe.com to find how much is it in your currency.

*Development Documentary Book, will show character costumes in more detail, and also the sketch/ progress how the characters/ backgrounds/ etc. are made, step by step from the first design.

March 2018~Mid April 2018 Scenario, Character Art and Background Art started getting commissioned
Mid April 2018~May 2018 Japanese scenario editing/ English Translation started, VA casting, Prefundia, English version editing, PV, Theme Song commission started
June 2018 Kickstarter, Voice Recording, Programing started, CG Art
September 2018 Voice Editing, Opening Movie production, and the previous work.
October 2018 Finalizing. Testing Started producing physical rewards.
November 2018 Deliver the final ver. of the digital version game.
December 2018 Start designing the Document Book. Send some of the physical rewards might be sent during the period, but some might need to wait until the holiday ends, since the shipping company might be closed.
January 2018~March 2018 focusing in Document Books production, and continuing sending the rest of the physical rewards.

roseVeRte has been making games since 2010, and has just entered its eight year in the otome game industry! The company has had no history of cancelled projects, and as such, I am confident I will be able to fulfil all obligations in relation to this campaign for my newest game if this campaign succeeds. Preparation of both digital and physical rewards is a new challenge to roseVeRte, and of course it is not something without risk. Yet, it's a challenge that roseVeRte wishes to undertake to get closer to fans and spread the enjoyment of the world of Eroolia.

  1.  Is there any DRM free version?
    I'm sorry but there's no DRM-free version of the game. itch.io version will use limited installation DRM (http://www.roseverte.net/drm.html)
  2. Can we choose to get the game on itch.io/standalone?
    Yes, but the game will have the installation limit (check the answer of question no.1). Steam version will not have this limit.
  3. Will there be any mobile version game rewards?
    Mobile version game will not be included in any rewards, as they will be released through official iOS and GooglePlay/ Amazon store, which forbids selling the product outside the official store, including crowdfunding.
  4. What is the final price?
    It will be 14.99 USD, same like the previous game.

 

 

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